Family


The Sibling Drive(ry)
Family, Israel |
August 31, 2010

The Sibling Drive(ry)

Before I get started, my mother has requested that I put in writing and in public that I asked her to force me to cull my belongings when I get home and get rid of a lot because I certainly do not want to move it all again! Now, we left off with the packing of the car and sleeping. Tuesday (Aug 17) morning we woke up, ate, got ready, did last minute things… it was sort of emotion on hold… trying not to get emotional because we weren’t leaving quite yet......

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Packing up is a hard thing to do

Note: Inspired by my friend Erin over at Dec-O-Blog, I have decided to post my adventures from the start, despite the fact that I am already at one major end destination. Follow the fun! Probably the worst experience in my whole world was packing up my apartment for storage and packing to live in Israel for 5 months and packing to be driving for 4 days and 7 days in NYC. Now I know what you are thinking, “Duh, Talia, packing ALWAYS sucks!” Yes, you are right. Packing always sucks. This just......

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On the road
Family |
August 18, 2010

On the road

My brother and I are on the road to NYC right now… A nice brother/sister road trip before I leave for Israel. Don’t have much time or energy to write right now but once we land in NYC, I promise to update. And be ready… there is a special friend joining the adventure! Before I leave you, we stopped in Cincinnati today to visit my great grandparents’ internment, their home from 70 years ago (I have a picture of my Nanny (great grandma) holding my dad as a baby on that porch......

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Family in all it’s glory

This past long weekend I visited my aunt, uncle, cousins, and grandmother in Kansas with my family. We wanted to squeeze a visit in to my grandmother before both my brother and I go off on our adventures. It was an incredible visit. I enjoyed seeing the younger cousins growing up and, as my aunt pointed out with the older ones, the age difference doesn’t see quite so huge as we get older (though 30 and 15 are still quite different!). Seeing grandma was heart-wrenching in the best way possible. In fact,......

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My Tatti Taught Me A Little Shuckel…

Okay, I admit it… I don’t have the best memory in the world but there are a few things from my childhood that stick out clearly. I have mentioned some of them before, here in this blog, but with Father’s Day rapidly approaching, I have asked my team to write about their father’s and how they shaped their Jewish life. And so, I thought I would talk about the memories from my childhood of my dad. My dad and me, 1983ish… these were called “Tali-Ups” The men in my life have always......

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Love/Hate
Family |
July 06, 2009

Love/Hate

Things that I love – Rainstorms My family (even if they are crazy) Clean sheets Squash (… I’m not even a little bit kidding, and yes, I mean the veg) A night out with friends Learning new Jewish “stuff” Catching Sherlock Holmes/Hercule Poirot/M*A*S*H*/Murder, She Wrote on tv randomly Making new friends Writing letters and postcards by hand & using the postal service to mail them Benefit blush (shallow, I know… but I do love it) & mascara My besties that I rarely see because I live by mountains and they live by......

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Kids are funny
Family |
April 12, 2009

Kids are funny

Sorry that it’s been a long time… life got REALLY busy! Okay so, I have these awesome friends. They live down the street and their daughters go to ballet at BNC. Really fun and sweet family. I will give them fake names to protect their anonymity (but frankly, if you know me or BNC, you will see through my ruse). So Phad and Sen have 4 little girls. They are 8, 6, 4, and almost 2. Really smart and cute kids. So I knew the 4 year old (we will call her…......

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BIRTHDAY MONTH!!!
Family |
March 02, 2009

BIRTHDAY MONTH!!!

Okay! I think that a birthday is more than just a day. I like to celebrate a birthday month. Not for presents or anything but it just gives me a reason to be excited all month. So my birthday is March 19… that is 19 full days of joy (you can still celebrate afterwards but you know that the momentum lags a bit after a few days). But a birthday is also like a new beginning, a new year for your soul/body/mind. Isn’t it interesting, as Jews we give ourselves so many......

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